La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
3.55/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A - pours a deep and surprisingly clear amber/mahogony. 2 fingers of tightly packed bubbly foam. Decent retention. Leaves lots of splattered lines of lacing.
S - medium intense aroma. Lots of ripe fruit. Mostly red. Soft notes of over ripe strawberries, slightly tart raspberries, red apple skins, and juicy plums. Hints of cinnamon, cloves, and wood round out the nose.
T - deep toasty malt profile. The subtle oak character adds to the soft toasty and toffee like malts. Sweet and tart fruits enter mid palate. Hints of pepper and anisette on the backend of the palate. Long warming finish.
M - medium bodied. Slick Buttery texture. High carbonation.
O - nice beer. I was expecting a touch more oak influence but there is enough to satisfy.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2013 02:27:50 | More by Teleweizen2
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3.65/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
The bottle states: 0:00 K24F13 BATCH 14
A: Hazy medium shade of dark brown beer, a lot like murky pond water (excuse the negative imagery). Very little white head that fades quickly. Decent lacing.
S: Alcohol right off the bat. A bit flowery smelling. Even with the strong alcohol, it has a very pleasant scent to it. It smells like a bag of dates before the nose is overwhelmed by the scent of alcohol.
T: Mellow alcohol flavor, with a sweetness like cotton candy. It's a very delicate and light beer. It's nice. The bottle says "Oak Aged Trappist Ale" however I do not notice any oak character. It's not very complex for a quad, and it is quite simple. It's enjoyable though.
M: The mouthfeel is perfect. It's nice and smooth with just the right carbonation, a nice clean finish that is refreshing.
O: Overall I'd say it's a very nice beer, just not an exceptional quad. It excels in simplicity and delicateness. The most prominent flavor is alcohol. Personally I would have liked a more complex and flavorful beer. For a beer with "oak" in the title, I would have liked some oak influence in the flavor and aroma. It's not something I would probably buy again, because it just wasn't memorable enough.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 22:02:03 | More by teromous
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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